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February 2011[edit]

Please do not add inappropriate external links to Wikipedia, as you did to Shiva. Wikipedia is not a collection of links, nor should it be used for advertising or promotion. Inappropriate links include (but are not limited to) links to personal web sites, links to web sites with which you are affiliated, and links that attract visitors to a web site or promote a product. See the external links guideline and spam guideline for further explanations. Because Wikipedia uses the nofollow attribute value, its external links are disregarded by most search engines. If you feel the link should be added to the article, please discuss it on the article's talk page rather than re-adding it. Thank you. Favonian (talk) 10:32, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

This is your last warning; the next time you insert a spam link, as you did at Baba Keenaram, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. Persistent spammers may have their websites blacklisted, preventing anyone from linking to them from all Wikimedia sites as well as potentially being penalized by search engines. Favonian (talk) 10:42, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Repost of help desk reply[edit]

In follow up of this thread, Wikipedia works the opposite to what people expect. A worst place to get the exact definition along with the realated details of the sect is from the sect itself, such as information posted at A best place would be from some published scholarly book not connected to the sect that takes a hard look at the pros and cons of the sect and neutrally conveys information about the sect. The external link section of an article is under an even tighter leash. You cannot post in the external link section in each of Shiva, Baba Keenaram Sthal, Bhagwan Ramji, Baba Siddharth Gautam Ram, and Aghori because that would be using Wikipdia to advertise your website and result in your trading off the hard work of Wikipedia for your own gain. I did add a link in the Aghori to -- Uzma Gamal (talk) 12:41, 24 February 2011 (UTC)